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Andrew Bailey set to rejoin the Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 13, 2012 03:15 PM

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Andrew Bailey is ready for his Red Sox debut.

The righthander, out all season recovering from thumb surgery, will be activated off the disabled list on Tuesday according to team sources.

Bailey retired all four batters he faced for Triple A Pawtucket on Sunday in Buffalo. He has made six appearances and thrown 6.1 innings during his rehab assignment, allowing one run on six hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts.

A two-time All-Star, Bailey was acquired in December from Oakland. Bailey has been a closer in his career but is expected to start out in a set-up role upon his return. Alfredo Aceves has filled in as closer this season, picking up 23 saves in 29 chances.

Also:

Adrian Gonzalez and Orioles third baseman Manny Machado have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending August 12th.

Gonzalez batted .393 (11-for-28) with seven doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI and six runs scored in seven games to win his second weekly honor of the season and the seventh of his nine-year career. Machado, 20, batted .375 (6-for-16) with a double, a triple, three homers, seven RBI and five runs scored in four games since his debut.

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